The first Ukrainian Biennale of Digital and Media Art was organized in 2021. Despite the blackouts, this year’s event in Kyiv, Lviv and Uzhhorod will showcase works by Ukrainian and international artists that were featured last year.
The first UBiennale presented more than fifty works by artists from fifteen countries, including VR, AR, video art, kinetic and NFT exhibitions, some of which will be featured again. “We are watching this war in real-time, which is unprecedented because never before has war been seen online. Ukrainian art, as an imprint of the times in which we live, actively reacts to events, concentrates on the theme of war and drawing attention to Ukraine,” says Valery Korshunov, curator of the UBiennale. According to Yurii Leh, international curator of the Biennale, “the reconstruction of modern Ukraine must focus especially on cities, architecture, art, culture, and measure the degree of psychological trauma caused by the unjustified invasion and war unleashed by Russia.”